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by danimal
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hi there - Re: Silent i7-960 @4.2GHz
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

thanks for an xlnt thread, and thanks to mikec for contributing to it. i have several nf-p12's, they are a nice fan with a killer warranty, but for cpu use the thermalright ty-14 has been the best i've tried... even quieter than the stock mugen2 fan, but i don't have cooling comparison data between ...
by danimal
Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Good i7-950 setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

the thermalright silver arrow would probably be a better cpu cooler.
by danimal
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Lanboy
Replies: 20
Views: 3048

While few cases have a designated path of airflow, this case seems to simply lack any path, mostly because there are too many vents for fresh air to enter, without letting already warm air out anywhere. "The Antec LanBoy Air is an amazing product for the serious enthusiast, with a unique, functiona...
by danimal
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Lanboy
Replies: 20
Views: 3048

3) too many vents The case has terrible airflow how do you get terrible airflow with too many vents? the yogi berra of spcr, lol: I really didn't say everything I said! No one goes there any more; it's too crowded. A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. Even Napoleon had his Watergate. Half the lies ...
by danimal
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7719

The cards in the Antec 1200 case has higher temps on both cards, and higher fan speeds. The whole system is also 4 dBA louder. perhaps you'll recall the claim that i made earlier: " heat rising can't overcome airflow, so it's irrelevant "... which we can now all agree was a correct statement, thank...
by danimal
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 11832

afterburner 1.6.1 will give you manual fan control down to 25%, and auto fan control down to 20%, but i don't know how accurate those numbers are... it's what i get with the asus 460's.
by danimal
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7719

I'm not doubting that your solution works... for you. But you yourself said there was a 10*C difference between the top and bottom video cards. The Fortress FT02, and indeed any vertical case, doesn't have this problem, simple as that. if the vertical layout is so superior, why did the horizontal a...
by danimal
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7719

In SPCR's own test of the FT-02/RV-02, a Crossfire X setup with 2 HD4870 cards have a temperature difference between the cards of 4*C apples to oranges... that old data still has some good value for a stock p183, but i didn't post a stock p183. i posted a case that can be easily and cheaply hacked ...
by danimal
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: is Antec P183 that much better than Fractal Design Define R3
Replies: 8
Views: 4286

are the vent strips in the front sides of the case behind the front air filters? it looks like an open path for dust to enter.

the r3 looks much cleaner than the p183, fwiw.
by danimal
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7719

whereas for example in a horizontal case, the hot air coming off the bottom GPU is going to be sucked into the top GPU. all of that air is under pressure from the gpu cooling fan, it's not rising because of the heat... it's being blown out on all sides of the video cards... plus, i have a fan blowi...
by danimal
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7719

i bet that i have spent $75 or more on top-notch fans, but now that i know what i'm doing, it could be done for a lot less :-0 these days i'd be looking hard at fitting those $15 thermalright ty-140's into the case, they weren't on the market when i started this project. heat rising can't overcome a...
by danimal
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Question about a multiple fan setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

i have that siver arrow cooler, it rocks, and i really like the fans... you could hook all of 'em up to the pwm cpu fan controller, although you'd probably have to build a custom power cable. you won't need to replace the hdd/psu fan on the bottom, and it looks like the adapter probably wouldn't fit...
by danimal
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can't decide between P183 and Fortress 2, advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 7719

i really like the positive air pressure setup on the ft 02, but for what i do, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages: 1) ft 02 costs ~$75+ more than a p183 2) for serious overclockers, the non-standard rotation of the coolers may slightly lower the overclocking capability of the cpu &/or video c...
by danimal
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P183 quiet and new build, cooler too...
Replies: 6
Views: 4791

that looks like a solid build, i like the pad on top of the seperator panel.
by danimal
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with separated area for power supply?
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

12andy wrote: In the case of (heeh) the R3, the filter can be slid out from behind. 8)
certainly an improvement, but what if the case is under a desk, or against a wall?
by danimal
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with separated area for power supply?
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

bottom vents can help muffle the fan noise, but they suck when it comes to checking the dust filters in front of the fans... you have to lift the case up off of the floor.

i'll take the antec seperate compartment, with the easily accessed dust filter in front, thank you.
by danimal
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent PC for voice recording/editing, take two!
Replies: 11
Views: 2378

if you want reliability and speed, you'll get the 2-tb wd black, with it's 5-year warranty... but it is a bit noisy. the thing to remember about scratch disks is that they don't get used much when there is plenty of ram, so any hdd will be fine, if your pc is set up correctly... access to lots of ra...
by danimal
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 11832

if you can wait 3 weeks or so, this is the deal to get:

ASUS GTX460 1 GB GDDR5 ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 - $174.99!
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread ... &t=2266507
by danimal
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU / Mobo stress tests (Prime95) and random errors
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: CPU / Mobo stress tests (Prime95) and random errors

Hi all! I'm currently tweaking voltages on a Athlon II/785G combo: in these occasions I'm used to test the stability running Prime95 and FurMark at the same time in torture/stability mode, while SpeedFan takes care of temps and fans. testing all of the subsystems at once serves no logical purpose, ...
by danimal
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Panasonic plasma do buzz badly?
Replies: 11
Views: 3239

i have a 2009 p54s1, it rocks... there is a buzzing noise that you can hear when you are in back of the set, but i don't notice it from in front.

plasma is the way to go, just remember that they aren't the best choice for bright sunny rooms.
by danimal
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 37999

same with my 460's, just install right over the old drivers, and reboot once.
by danimal
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pin extractor's and Case Modding
Replies: 11
Views: 1774

it's too late for the 4-pin molex, but for those who want to do it, and don't want to spend $8 for the tool, just remove the inside ink tube out of a ballpoint pen, cut a slit in it, and it will slide right over the molex pin.
by danimal
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo a decent case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

what kind of hardware are you going to put in it? a low-power build? max you can spend?
by danimal
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 8 gigs beats 4 gigs [thread on probabtion]
Replies: 44
Views: 7724

m0002a wrote: If you google the subject, many say it is at least 20 million and some say it is higher.
idle speculation, as usual... the only thing that's missing now is some rubbish "statistics" from fox news :lol: :roll:
by danimal
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 8 gigs beats 4 gigs [thread on probabtion]
Replies: 44
Views: 7724

For example, the USA has approximately 20-30 million illegal aliens who walked across the border (mostly from Mexico). "The drop has contributed to an 8 percent decrease in the estimated number of illegal immigrants living in the United States, from a peak of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2...
by danimal
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Loud XFX 5770 stock heatsink/Best course of action.
Replies: 43
Views: 8507

Just to report in. I took off the heatsink on the XFX 5770 and put a rice sized dot...maybe less...on the chip. Sealed it all back up. Very Very easy to do..BTW, first time I've ever done a GPU. did you check to see if the gpu chip was flat? because the small dot trick only works for flat component...
by danimal
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 460 launched today
Replies: 93
Views: 37999

some people advise using a driver cleaner program for nvidia drivers, but i've never had to do it.

i don't know if a single 460 is equal performance-wise to a 5850, but 460's are kind of noisy, they generate some heat.
by danimal
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo a decent case ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4241

the solo looks good, and it is solidy built, but it's an obsolete design, get something more modern. the solo that i had wouldn't allow for inspecting the 92mm air filters for dust accumulation, because there was no door there, you have to remove the side panel to unsnap the front panel... it's an i...
by danimal
Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 reducing fan noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

some wd blacks could be louder than others; the 2-terabyte wd black that i have seems louder than the 1-terabye version, but it's also about the fastest consumer hdd on the market... speed vs. noise, how fast do you want to go? i'm guessing that the two 90mm fans at 1300 rpm could be one of the bigg...